Brian Lozenski - Educator, Researcher, Community Scholar


Brian D. Lozenski, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education

Macalester College, Educational Studies Department

Board Member, Education for Liberation Network (CV available upon request)

I am an associate professor of urban and multicultural education in the Educational Studies Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. I received my doctorate from the University of Minnesota where I studied the cultural contexts of teaching and learning. My research explores the intersections of critical participatory action research, black intellectual traditions in education, and cultural sustainability in the education of youth of African descent. Prior to pursuing my Ph.D., I taught for over a decade in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA and then in my current home of St. Paul, MN. As a teacher educator and researcher I have worked with other educators, parents, schools, and districts to develop perspectives and strategies that aspire toward social justice while illuminating the historical realities that have created current educational disparities. I have publications in educational research journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Review of Research in Education, and Equity & Excellence in Education, among others. I hold deep commitments to a community-engaged research framework where academic researchers follow the lead of community members and organizations to identify prevalent issues that can be addressed through an inquiry-based approach. In this effort I am affiliated with organizations such as the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent, the African Diaspora Consortium, the Education for Liberation Network, and the Twin Cities Solidarity Committee.